15 High Protein Breakfasts Under 300 Calories
You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And we tend to agree. Making breakfast a daily habit is one of the best things you can do to start your day in a healthy way. By eating a nutritious meal first thing in the morning, you jumpstart your metabolism and prevent overeating later in the day. Protein-rich breakfasts boost your energy, reduce mindless snacking, help control appetite and give you the fuel you need to power through the day. So, rise and shine with these 15 nutritious breakfast recipes under 300 calories:
Quinoa is a great alternative to your typical bowl of oatmeal, as it’s also packed with protein. For an added touch of sweetness, add in chocolate chips and slowly let them melt into the hot quinoa concoction.
This unique take on the Italian appetizer is extremely easy to make and packed with healthy ingredients. Topped with a nice, runny egg, your breakfast just got upgraded.
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These delicious muffins are ideal for mornings tight on time. Low-carb, gluten-free and chock-full of protein, they’ll fuel you up while you’re on-the-go.
Another great option for when you’re tight on time, these breakfast bars will satisfy your sweet tooth without sending your blood sugar levels for a spin. They taste just like banana bread, yet have no flour, butter, eggs or dairy!
Protein-packed eggs and black beans, avocado, red bell pepper, cilantro and jalapeno are just a few of the healthy, filling and fun ingredients that make up this delicious recipe. Drizzled with lots of red sauce, it’s a unique option for your usual morning meal.
Stuffed with sweet potatoes, black beans, egg whites and avocado, these breakfast burritos prove savory yet healthy. Great for taking with you out the door, you can freeze the rest and eat them intermittently throughout the week.
Apple pie for breakfast? While that’s always a nice, post-holiday treat, this healthy version will certainly fulfill your sweet tooth dreams. Simple and quick, it’s a protein-packed breakfast that takes under 3 minutes to make.
Smoothies are a popular breakfast option, since they take mere minutes to blend up, and are great for getting out the door in a flash. Full of nutrition, hemp protein will give you the energy you need to power through your morning.
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This smoothie bowl is a protein powerhouse. It’s also rich in antioxidants, energizing nutrients and unique ingredients like beets. You can thank the sweet, mild taste and vibrant purple hue of this breakfast bowl to the beets, whose anti-inflammatory nutrient, betanin, will help your stomach feel satisfied and soothed.
This Mediterranean-inspired omelette recipe takes a whopping 2 minutes to make, and is packed with protein and vegetables to keep you full and energized all morning long.
Low-carb, low-cal and high in protein, these cute little pepper cups are super simple to make. A great way to get a healthy dose of veggies in the morning, you’ll enjoy this unique and perfectly filling breakfast option.
Sometimes making something unique is all it takes to regain your love for breakfast. If you have a thing for sweets, you’ll enjoy this recipe. Full of natural sweetness from the strawberries, bananas, honey and chocolate, you’ll almost forget you’re eating a good-for-you, protein-rich breakfast!
Sometimes you want to keep it light in both calories and taste in the morning, which makes this smoothie recipe the perfect, refreshing choice. Packed with protein and antioxidants, you’ll enjoy a light and creamy drink that will fill you up without weighing you down.
This super easy, low-maintenance recipe uses nonfat yogurt, cinnamon, chia seeds, milk and vanilla extract to provide you a healthy morning option that you can’t resist.
Super simple to make but rich in flavor, this healthy recipe will have you wondering why you ever gave up pancakes! Quinoa is a great additive and alternative to so many classic dishes. A complete protein, it’s the perfect option for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike.